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A daily, in-depth radio interview program hosted by Capital Public Radio's Beth Ruyak, providing context and background to the issues that face the Sacramento region of California.

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"Love Terrestrial and Love Divine" - A glimpse into the traditionally private music of the women of Uzbekistan. "Ultimate Beatles Collection" - Find out what's included in a local man's huge auction of Beatles memorabilia. Healthy or wealthy - Experts explain why San Francisco's poorest neighborhoods have more home owners than the city's wealthiest areas.
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Love Terrestrial and Love Divine,...
In 1931 a German radio producer broadcast live to Germany from the legendary Cotton Club in New York City. A recording of that broadcast was recently found. KXJZ producer Matias Bombal will give this historic recording its U.S. broadcast premiere on Sunday night at 9:00 pm on KXJZ's Classical Jazz and Swing. Today on Insight, we listen to remarkable clips, including Cab Calloway and his orchestra playing Minnie the Moocher; we also talk about the broadcast, and how it happened; why the...
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Topics: Cotton Club, Cab Calloway, Rock climbing, KXJZ, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio,...
Burning Man Ticket Upset - The popularity of the event may be its own undoing. Burning Man organizers' decision to fairly dole out access to the popular event by creating a ticket lottery has created a new black market for ticket sales and enraged longtime "Burners" who are being left out in the cold. Pat O'Connor - Author Pat O'Connor, who wrote "Scapegoat: The Chino Hills Murder and the Framing of Kevin Cooper," will be at the Sacramento Valley Branch of the Women's...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, Burning Man ticket...
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Hmong in America - Federal authorities recently broke up an alleged plot to overthrow the government of Laos that was being planned by local Hmong refugees. Today on Insight, we look at the history of the Hmong in Laos and why they came to the US. Plus, you’ll hear how the local Hmong community feels about the case. "Gilgamesh" - The world premiere of the play "Gilgamesh," which was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, opens this weekend at The...
Topics: Hmong, Laos, General Vang Pao, Gilgamesh, Short Center, Rick Foster, Jim Anderson, Brian Hillebert,...
"Funny in Farsi" - Firoozeh Dumas is the featured author for Sac State's inaugural One-Book program this year. She's in town for a local event. Today on Insight, she'll tell you about her book, "Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America." Christopher Fairman - Acclaimed local musician Christopher Fairman has a new record coming out and he's performing this weekend. He'll tell you about the darker, more reflective "85, 87" and you'll hear him perform...
Topics: Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America, Firoozeh Dumas, Sac State, One-Book,...
Dave & Lois - Local TV anchors Dave Walker and Lois Hart are retiring this week after a long and distinguised career that included being the first co-anchors on CNN. We'll talk with about their careers. Their final newscast is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26th on KCRA Channel 3. Mayoral Advice - What advice would you give to Sacramento’s next mayor? As Kevin Johnson prepares to take over the reigns of the city, KXJZ News' Ben Adler sits down with two former mayors - Anne Rudin and Phil...
Topics: Dave Walker, Lois Hart, KCRA news anchors, CNN co-anchors, mayoral advice, Kevin Johnson, Anne...
Marcos Breton - Today on Insight, we check on a variety of local and regional issues with Sacramento Bee metro columnist Marcus Breton. Philip Kan Gotanda - Stockton-born playwright Philip Kan Gotanda's works are produced around the world. You'll meet Gotanda and he'll tell you about his latest play, "#5 The Angry Red Drum," which was written in Davis and plays there through this weekend. "Tale of the Golden Whale" - Colfax author Marty Strauss on his new book, "Tale of...
Topics: Marcos Breton, Sacramento Bee, columnist, Philip Kan Gotanda, playwright, #5 Angry Red Drum, UC...
Sacramento State's Theater Department celebrates its 50th anniversary with the opening production of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." It was the first play staged by the department in 1956. Cast members perform a scene live in our studio. Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft tells you about his new book, "Never Again: Securing America and Restoring Justice." As the housing market cools, home owners are trying different ways of selling their homes. Are auctions a viable...
Topics: The Crucible, Arthur Miller, John Ashcroft, home auctions, KXJZ, Insight
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Progressive Education: Waldorf You probably know the names Montessori or Waldorf and you may have some impressions about what they teach at each school, but how much do you really know? If one of these schools moved into your backyard would you send your child to it? With the popularity of alternative education styles growing as traditional school districts struggle with finances, we'd like to take a moment to explore what's behind Waldorf education and why parents choose these schools over...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento
California Legislature's Special Session On Healthcare Lawmakers need about $1 billion to fund Medi-Cal. To find a solution to the problem, they're in a special session. Journalist David Gorn explains how the session works. Tracking The Marmorated Stink Bug Gardening becomes more complicated with the expanding infestation of the brown marmorated stink bug. UC Extension Advisor Chuck Ingels tracks the infestation through maps. Kushman By The Bottle: 100-Point System For Rating Wines Wine expert...
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Is Medicare in crisis? If it is, just how big is the problem? Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with policy and medical experts about the impact on Californians and possible solutions.
Topics: Is Medicare in Crisis?, KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio
Sac a Pulses, a traditional jazz band from France, performs live in our studio and sits down for an interview with host Jeffrey Callison. They talk about this year's Jubilee and what it's like to tour the world and make great music. Sacramento Jazz Jubilee Executive Director Roger Krum also join Jeffrey during today's program. Sac a Pulses is a five-piece band featuring trombone, saxophone, washboard, tuba, and guitar and banjo. Playing Dixieland and New Orleans jazz, Sac a Pulses will be one...
Topics: Sac a Pulses, Jazz Jubilee, KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio
Capital Connector - For nearly ten years area officials have been trying to realize a 35-mile beltway linking Interstate 5 and El Dorado Hills. Rising costs, legal challenges and community objections have stopped progress on the expressway. But last week the five-member board of the Capital Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority certified the environmental impact report for the project and agreed on a route for the bypass. Students Helping Students - We Are Aggie Pride is a new volunteer...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, Capital expressway...
Curtis Sliwa, Founder and President of the Guardian Angels, talks with host Jeffrey Callison about crime prevention and local public safety issues. While in Sacramento, Mr. Sliwa and members of the San Francisco Chapter of the Guardian Angels will demonstrate patrol techniques on the Light Rail. Mr. Sliwa spoke at a free event this morning at the North Sacramento School District Auditorium. Jeffrey speaks with playwright and director John Pellman about his new play, "Survivor Diary."...
Topics: Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliwa, Survivor Diary, John Pellman, KXJZ, Insight, Capital Public Radio,...
Wine is big business in our part of California. Guest host Douglas Everett speaks with experts about viticulture and enology, the sciences of grape cultivation and wine making. Douglas follows the grape from vine to bottle with Rod Byers of Nevada City Winery, and Dr. Andrew Waterhouse of the UC Davis Viticulture & Enology Department. Host Douglas Everett is a practicing physician in Sacramento and Stockton. He hosts "Radio Parallax" on KDVS 90.3 FM Davis, Thursdays at 5:00 pm.
Topics: California Wine Making, Viticulture, Enology, Rod Byers, Douglas Everett, KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento...
Japan Relief Workers - One year after the tragic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown in Northern Japan, a team of relief workers from Sacramento were finally granted access to the still-recovering disaster zones. The team took a digital audio recorder on their trip and have returned with exclusive sound and stories from the people they met and the recovery they witnessed. News Network: Reno - Nevada lobbyist Harvey Whittemore, who some call one of the state's most influential men, is...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, Japan relief workers,...
Wildlife And The Drought On Insight, we discuss the story behind surveillance camera footage of four mountain lions walking through the yard of a Georgetown home. Pet Tales: Adopting Older Pets Insight talks with pet expert Gina Spadafori about adopting older pets. News Network: Sacramento City Council Recap Sacramento Bee's Ryan Lillis gives a recap of Tuesday night's city council meeting. Jeff Kingfisher "From the Moon to the Earth" Jeff Kingfisher who is releasing songs with every...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, mountain lions in...
Climbing The Dawn Wall - Known as the Dawn Wall, it's the most difficult route up Yosemite's towering El Capitan, and possibly the most difficult climb in the world. Climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have been ascending the Dawn Wall since December 27 and finally reached the summit late Wednesday evening. Santa Rosa Press Democrat Staff Reporter Phil Barber has been following the climb of Santa Rosa native Jorgeson and joins us with reaction from the Yosemite Valley following the...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, Climbing The Dawn...
News Network - CapRadio's Healthcare Reporter Pauline Bartolone joins Insight as Sacramento County considers whether to provide health benefits to undocumented people. Weed: The New Science Of Marijuana - Acclaimed writer Hampton Sides joins Insight. He wrote the cover story for the June issue of National Geographic Magazine, which is entirely devoted to the science of marijuana. CORE Dance - CORE Contemporary Dance has an upcoming performance in the renovated State Theater in Auburn. Founder...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, News Network, Pauline...
The Political Junkie Goes West - The Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us from Washington D.C. in an effort to put it all in perspective. Folsom Lake Water - On Insight, we'll hear about contingency plans for the cities of Roseville and Folsom who depend on the lake as a water source. Drought Thunderstorms - Dr. Kelly Redmond will talk about recent thunderstorms in Nevada. Climatology Versus Pseudoscience - Environmental scientist Dana Nuccitelli debunks some studies on climate change....
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, The Political Junkie...
The Political Junkie Goes West - California Governor Jerry Brown made news this weekend when he called Ted Cruz "absolutely unfit for office" during an interview on Meet the Press. We'll talk with The Political Junkie Ken Rudin about Brown's comments and whether they will have any impact on Cruz's presidential run. News Network: Stockton - Stockton Record Columnist Michael Fitzgerald says the city as at the "dawn of a new era." Developer Zac Cort unveiled plans this past...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, The Political Junkie...
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Local Artists Criticize Plan For $8 Million Sculpture At Downtown Arena - Reaction to a plan to spend $8 million on a sculpture by artist Jeffrey Koons for the new Downtown Sacramento arena has been swift and intense. Though city leaders and arts representative tout the plan as a major coup for Sacramento, many residents and local artists are upset about the cost and where the artist resides. We'll talk with Merle Axelrad and Stephanie Taylor about opposition to Koons and hear why they think...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, Local Artists...
Analyzing The Budget Deal CapRadio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler will share his take on the budget deal announced Tuesday afternoon. We'll also hear about the negotiations between the governor and Democratic lawmakers. UC Davis Professor Gives An Update On Syrian Refugee Crisis Turkey has taken in more than 1.7 million refugees since the Syrian civil war began. UC Davis' Keith Watenpaugh gives an update on this crisis. Merle Axelrad's Butterfly Art Sculpture Sacramento artist Merle Axelrad...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, California budget...
Gun Control Bills - Two California lawmakers are pushing gun control bills in the wake of the two recent shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin. One bill will require ammunition dealers to report large buyers to police and the other will ban certain ammo magazine that convert rifles into semiautomatic guns. Sacramento's K Street - Historian William Burg chronicles the history of K Street in his fourth book, Sacramento's K Street. The other books are Sacramento's Southside Park, Sacramento's...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, gun control bills,...
King Fire Update - Hundreds more people have been evacuated due to a rapidly expanding wildfire near the El Dorado County community of Pollock Pines. The U.S Forest Service says 2,100 people have now been evacuated due to the King Fire, which grew by more than 5,000 acres to 18,500 acres overnight. Elk Grove Bid for MLS/ Ryan Lillis on Sac's MLS Bid - Major League Soccer officials will be in town this week evaluating Sacramento's bid for an expansion team. But that won't be the only city...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, King Fire Update, El...
Jazz Jubilee - The 34th annual Sacramento Jazz Jubilee is this weekend. Today on Insight, you'll meet some veteran volunteers who have been organizing the event. You'll also hear the Leningrad Dixieland Jazz Band perform live in our studio. From Russia, Leningrad is one of the many international bands participating in this year's jubilee. Yielding in Yosemite? - Ever since the Merced River flooded Yosemite Valley 10 years ago, the National Park Service’s plan to restore it has been stalled by...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, Jazz Jubilee, Leningrad Dixieland...
One writer, three actors and five crazy characters. Mix 'em up and you have the ingredients for "Five Course Love," a musical comedy about five calamitous dates. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with local playwright Gregg Coffin and his cast about what makes this play sizzle. Also: the cast performs a scene live in our studio.
Topics: Five Course Love, Gregg Coffin, Insight, KXJZ, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio
The Mayor of Bethlehem, Victor Batarseh, joins host Jeffrey Callison in studio today to talk about life in Bethlehem and the West Bank, and Middle East politics. Buffalo Bill Cody was arguably the world's most famous and best-loved American at the height of his popularity in 1900. Louis Warren, a UC Davis professor of history, joins Jeffrey to talk about the Buffalo Bill he came to know in writing his book, Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show. Warren makes the case that...
Topics: Mayor of Bethlehem, Buffalo Bill, Wild West Show, KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital...
News Network - Insight checks in with YubaNet.com for the latest on fires, lightning strikes and fireworks restrictions going into the holiday weekend. Sacramento Zoo's New Director - Insight chats with the new CEO of the Sacramento Zoo, Kyle Burks. K-ZAP Relaunch - After more than 23 years off the air, KZAP is blasting back across Sacramento's radio waves this Saturday. The original "free-form" radio station was known from 1969 to 1992 for broadcasting some of the area's greatest...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, News Network,...
Capitol Chat - Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us to wrap up election results and lay out what they mean for California's legislature. We'll also talk about Janet Napolitano's fight with Gov. Jerry Brown over tuition costs for the University of California. West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon - West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon was reelected this week with 83.8 percent of the vote. We will talk with the Mayor about his plans for West Sacramento, development along the river,...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, Capitol Chat, Janet...
Think Big - Think Big Sacramento, the campaign to drum up regional support for a new sports and entertainment complex in Sacaramento, took a bus tour of the suburbs Thursday. What's their pitch, and how was it received. Today on Insight, we'll talk about it with Chris Lehane. Diablo Canyon - Capital Public Radio's environment reporter, Joe Rubin, talks about the issues raised in his two-part story about the unexpected earthquake risk at Diablo Canyon, one of California's nuclear reactors. Did...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, Think Big Sacramento,...
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Child custody law is supposed to look out for "the best interests of the child." But how are "best interests" defined, and who defines them? Host Jeffrey Callison talks about these and other issues with interested parties, including a professor of law and a vocal critic. It's rare, but Mountain Lions have been sighted in area neighborhoods. Jeffrey speaks with the California Department of Fish and Game about what you should do if one shows up in your back yard!
Topics: Child Custody Law, urban mountain lions, KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio
Sacramento’s long-running production of "The Vagina Monologues" is back. Today on Insight, you'll hear excepts from the play and cast members tell you why they're involved. Amber Kloss, a producer and actress in the show, also tells you about her life as a model and her interst in scary things. Why is a book about the Balkans called "Suffled How It Gush"? Author and former Sacramento-resident Shon Meckfessel tells you why.
Topics: The Vagina Monologues, Amber Kloss, Suffled How It Gush, Shon Meckfessel, KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento...
CNN's Emmy-award winning Larry King speaks to host Jeffrey Callison today about his career, the art of the interview, and world leaders. Larry King will be the guest speaker at the UC Davis Cancer Center's sixth annual Celebration Gala this weekend. Also, private security guards in California now get training in preventing terrorist attacks. Jeffrey speaks with the Sacramento security manager who recently taught the first class. And, prolific jazz great and Pacific alumnus Dave Brubeck joins...
Topics: Larry King, Sacramento terrorism training, Dave Brubeck, KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio
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News Network: Davis - Davis Enterprise Reporter and Capital Public Radio Arts and Theater Critic Jeff Hudson joins us for this week's News Network to talk about UC Davis' new 70-acre solar farm and a new housing development that add more than 500 homes to the city of Davis. Science Balloon - Last October, eight graders built and launched a weather balloon. The project was the brainchild of teacher Daniell Grate at Woodland School in Mariposa County. While hiking into the Inyo National Forest,...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, News Network: Davis,...
Capitol Chat: General Election - Governor Brown has spend most of his campaign focus - and funds - on generating support for Propositions 1 and 2. But this week, and in particular, in response to a question from Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler, the Governor came very close to sounding like a candidate. We'll cue up his comments and let you decide. Marilyn's On K - The live music venue, Marilyn's on K, will be closing November 1st. The business, which opened in 1998, has presented more than...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, Capitol Chat: General...
Water Rights During Drought Hours of testimony Wednesday gave a dramatic picture of California's Central Valley during drought. CapRadio's Amy Quinton has the details after an emotional hearing at the California Water Resources Board. Photography Exhibit Honors Survivors Of Japanese Internment Camps Photographer Paul Kitagaki, Jr. spent ten years gathering stories and photos of people interned in Japanese prison camps during World War II. Kitagaki joins Insight to talk about his exhibit,...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, water rights,...
Domestic Violence National Discussion - Football star Ray Rice's domestic violence indictment and ensuing NFL punishment have sparked a national debate about spousal abuse. Joining us to explain what everyone can learn from this new discussion about domestic violence is Director of Development & Community Relations at Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE) Julie Bornhoeft. Green Valley's Quake Water - The Solano County community of Green Valley will begin using water that wasn't...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, Domestic Violence...
Political Junkie Goes West - Every week, the Political Junkie turns his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Rudin joins guest host Pamela Wu from Washington D.C. this morning. We'll talk about congress' budget showdown over funding for the Department of Homeland Security and presidential prospects for Election 2016....
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, Political Junkie Goes...
News Network: Farm-To-Fork Community In Davis - Work has started on the most ambitious expansion in Davis in more than a decade, a new residential and business development that city officials and developers say may be the first farm-to-fork community in the region, if not the state. The project has prompted the question, though: Just what is a farm-to-fork community? The site, where a Hunt-Wesson tomato processing plant once stood, is called The Cannery, and will include more than 550 homes on...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, News Network:...
It's Not Always What You Think - Jordana Steinberg talks with Insight about her personal struggles with mental illness. She is the daughter of former Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and is on a mission to end the stigma around mental illness. The Train Never Stops in Dixon - Dixon resident Bil Paul has written a book about Carissa Carpenter, who is accused of duping investors with a proposal to build a major movie studio complex in the small farm town. She was indicted for fraud in 2014....
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, It's Not Always What...
By Sunday, California lawmakers must finish their work for their session and close up shop. This year, they might finish early. But not before key votes on paid sick leave, groundwater regulation and the statewide plastic bag ban. CapRadio's Katie Orr joins Insight to talk about what it takes for lawmakers to get to the finish line. At least one of the bills on its way to the Governorâs desk came from a class at McGeorge School of Law. Teams of students worked on five bills and then lobbied...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, Capitol Chat, Katie...
Violinist and conductor Andre Rieu joins host Jeffrey Callison for conversation. Rieu, popular on PBS, has toured in countries all over the world, selling more than 20 million albums. Andre Rieu conducts the Johann Strauss Orchestra in concert at ARCO Arena Wednesday, December 14. The Pulitzer Prize winning LA Times editorial writer, who's based in Sacramento, is about to retire. Bill Stall talks with Jeffrey about his career, and what lies ahead. B.L. Kennedy - The Sacramento poet's diary was...
Topics: Andre Rieu, Johann Strauss Orchestra, Bill Stall, B.L. Kennedy, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio,...
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Second Amendment - As NPR put it in a recent article, the Second Amendment is "short on words but long on dispute." How can something apparently so simple--a 27-word sentence--be so confusing? What is so hard to understand about "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"? With the multiple tragic shootings in Colorado, Oregon, and Connecticut, and other places getting so...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, Second Amendment,...
Summer Recess: Ben Adler - In this week's Capitol Chat, Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler talks about what lawmakers are doing during summer recess. The Chemistry of Beer Quality - Charles Bamforth is an Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at UC Davis joins us to talk about the chemistry of beer. Placer County Wine Comeback - Placer County's reputation for a wine region is growing and dates back to the Gold Rush. Joining us to talk about Placer...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, Summer Recess, Ben...
Political Junkie - The Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us from Washington DC, and there has been a lot going on in Washington and around the political world recently from the president's budget to early shuffling of presidential candidates. We'll talk about the potential brawl over President Obama's budget proposal, and how-in-the-world caucuses in Iowa became such a big thing - two years before the presidential election. Homeless Count - Ryan Loofbourrow, Executive Director of Sacramento...
Topics: Insight, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento public radio, CSU Sacramento, Political Junkie, Ken...
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Cuban Missile Crisis - 50 years ago the world was on the verge of nuclear annihilation. The Soviet Union's attempt to stage nuclear missiles in Cuba led to a 13-day standoff between the United States and its Communist counterpart, which ended 50 years ago this weekend. We'll take a look back at what it was like to live in America during those 13 days and how the nation's president, John F. Kennedy, ultimately averted humanity's greatest disaster. We'll also look at new public documents from...
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News Network - Nevada lawmakers have wrapped up their legislative session for 2015. Insight gets a recap of the session from Las Vegas Sun's Kyle Roerink. The Potential For Eating Locally - UC Merced Associate Professor of Engineering Elliot Campbell joins Insight to talk about eating locally and why that's a good thing. Actress Katie Rubin - Actress Katie Rubin is back in Sacramento with two shows Saturday night at Big Idea Theatre. Sister Crayon Interview - Sister Crayon's new album is out...
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Today we enjoy bluegrass performances from Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike. See them in concert tonight at the Lake Tahoe Music Festival. Host Jeffrey Callison talks with Donovan Oakleaf, writer and performer of the one-man show "Be So Do So," a funny, warm, and sometimes critical meditation on his Christian upbringing in Sacramento.
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One of the world's top Celtic musicians lives in Nevada City. Today you'll hear Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, along with cellist Natalie Haas, live in our studio with music and conversation. What do you do when McClatchy doesn't want to buy you? San Jose journalists have started a campaign called Save the Merc.
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News Network: Calaveras County Reporter Rich Ibarra has an update on the Leila Fowler murder case. A motion to release the only suspect was denied last week, though there was surprising new evidence. Campaign For Tobacco-Free Baseball Stadiums A state lawmaker is proposing a bill that would ban smoke-free tobacco. Insight will discuss the bill with Matt Myers, the President of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Woodland Honor Band Heads To Carnegie Hall The Woodland Honor Band is heading for...
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AdWatch Searches For Truth Behind Television Campaign Ads: During election season, viewers get to hear lots of television ads. How much truth is in these ads? On Insight, Sacramento State Government Professor Kim Nalder discusses AdWatch, a group dedicated to fact-checking campaign ads. Anna Karenina Playing At Capital Stage: The lead actors of Anna Karenina talk about the language of Tolstoy on Insight. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, will be at Capital...
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Sacramento's R Street District - Sacramento's R Street was once a thriving railway corridor lined with warehouses until the area fell into disrepair and became a blight in Sacramento's urban core, unreflective of where the city is headed. Now the historic R Street District is the focus of some of the city's fastest urban infill and growth. A wave of new projects are underway in the nine blocks between 10th and 19th Streets, including the Warehouse Artists Lofts that will be officially opened...
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A key part of Garrison Keillor's radio shows is the live sound effect. Fred Newman, sound effects man extraordinaire from A Prairie Home Companion reveals how he makes more than 200 of those sounds with his mouth!
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Political Junkie Goes West: Polls And Voting Blocks The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. California Ballot Initiatives Explained California has several ballot initiatives to consider on Nov. 4, some controversial and some...
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The Danny Oliver Foundation - The widow of a Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy killed in the line of duty has made it her mission to strengthen community and law enforcement relations. Susan Oliver talks about her husband and what she hopes to accomplish through the Danny Oliver Foundation. Running for Health - A study out this month in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that you don't have to run long and hard to get the health benefits of jogging. In fact, you can...
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Capitol Chat - New poll numbers show strong support for a California water bond and Gov. Jerry Brown for this year's November election. Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler will expand on these numbers in Capitol Chat. An Iliad - An Iliad, by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, based on Homer's The Iliad, will be at the Wilkerson Theatre from Oct. 24 through Nov. 2. The play is produced by SacImpulse, a professional theatre company in Sacramento that produces contemporary...
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Capitol Chat - Today on Capitol Chat, Ben Adler explains some of the new bills in this session. Renee Byer - A Pulitzer Prizewinning photographer has an exhibit of her latest work at the Viewpoint Gallery, 2015 J Street, Sacramento. A Second Saturday reception is planned Feb. 14. Renee Buyer, a senior photojournalist at the Sacramento Bee, took a leave of absence for two years and traveled to 10 different countries on four continents to document people who live everyday on less than a dollar....
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Checks and balances are meant to protect abuses of the legislative process; but what happens when a bill passes with a last minute amendment that many lawmakers didn’t know about? Today on Insight you'll hear about a recent case in California. Did you know the 2005 U.S. Banjo Bluegrass Champion is from our area? Today you'll hear Brian Anderson play his banjo in our studio. This segment originally aired June 28, 2006.
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News Network - Capital Public Radio's Regional Reporter Bob Moffitt and Sacramento Press Editor Jared Goyette join us to preview some of the issues Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is expected to address in his annual State of the City speech Thursday evening. Plus, we'll discuss details in the mayor's fourth quarter plan to keep the Sacramento Kings in town. Sacramento Kings on Capital Public Radio Progressive Education: Montessori - We continue our two-part series on progressive education by...
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Race for State Superintendent: Tom Torlakson - Tom Torlakson has been the Superintendent of Public Instruction in California since 2010. In those four years he's appealed a court ruling striking down teacher tenure laws and has overseen the state's implementation of the education standards known as Common Core. Torlakson began his career as a teacher and has served as a California state senator and assemblyman. Race for State Superintendent: Marshall Tuck - Political newcomer Marshall Tuck is...
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Quality of Life: More and more people are moving to the San Joaquin Valley, so it must be a great place to live, right? Or is the Valley just a safe haven from the extraordinary housing costs of the coast? Today on Insight, host Jeffrey Callison will speak with experts about quality of life issues in the Valley; why people are moving there; and how current trends will shape its future. A Recently Discovered Bach Aria has its US premiere in a Modesto art gallery tonight. Jeffrey speaks with the...
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Measles, Flu, Vaccines - Sacramento County officials are investigating a possible case of measles in Elk Grove. It's the first potential case in the region since more than 73 people were linked to an outbreak at Disneyland in December. Measles is highly contagious. We'll talk with Dr. Dean Blumberg, associate professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Children's Hospital, about the outbreak and what people can do to mitigate their risk. Plus, Placer County reported its first...
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Florida Vs. California - Florida Governor Rick Scott is in California this week to persuade companies that business is better in his state. Some might recall former Texas Governor Rick Perry's trips to California in recent years with a similar purpose. Governor's like Scott and Perry would love to convince California business operators that salvation awaits in their states from overregulation and costly red tape. But California Governor Jerry Brown has been dismissive of both governor's...
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Sacramento City Council Meeting Recap - The Sacramento City Council voted Tuesday night to approve spending $5 million to create a home for the city's performing arts in the old Fremont School For Adults in Midtown. The council also approved an increase in the cost of waste pickup. Capital Public Radio Region Reporter Bob Moffitt was at the meeting and joins us to talk about the votes. He'll also talk about Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's continued push for a downtown soccer stadium despite...
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The Political Junkie Goes West - This week, The Political Junkie is in the west and in our studio. Ken Rudin visits Sacramento in advance of the Wednesday debate between 7th District Congressman Ami Bera and his challenger, former California Congressman Doug Ose. He joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Mission To Antarctica - Why would geologists be studying bacteria at the bottom of a lake in Antarctica to...
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Capitol Chat: Plastic Bag Ban, Privacy CapRadio's Ben Adler joins Insight for this week's Capitol Chat. Sacramento Beer Week Kicks Off Dave Gull and Tom McCormick talk about the local beer culture as Sacramento Beer Week kicks off. Tricia Stirling Debuts Dark, Coming-Of-Age Novel Author Tricia Stirling stops by Insight to talk about her new book, "When My Heart Was Wicked." Kathy Kosins To Perform Jazz Tribute "Ladies Of Cool" A jazz tribute called "Ladies of Cool"...
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American folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is performing tonight in Sacramento. You’ll hear him first live on today's Insight. How does the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Yuba County measure up as a live music venue? The Sacramento Bee's Pop Music Critic, as well as a local concertgoer tell you what it's like to see a show there. You'll also hear from the vocalist of a local band on what it's like to perform there.
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Capitol Chat: Barbara Boxer's Retirement: CapRadio's Washington Correspondent Matt Laslo will explain potential impacts from Sen. Barbara Boxer's announcement that she's retiring after this term. Backcountry Demo Event To Highlight Ski Safety: Insight ventures into the Sierra backcountry for some tips on safety and equipment. Where Do Sacramento's Chefs Eat? We have a conversation with Stephanie Towne Benoit, a Sactown Magazine writer, who asked 25 local chefs where they eat. Dimitri Keriotis'...
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Capitol Chat - On April 7, voters in Sacramento's District Six will decide who will take the seat recently vacated by Kevin McCarty, after he was elected to the California Assembly in December 2014. We'll meet the two candidates Eric Guerra and Bruce Pomer and find out what ideas and experience they will bring to the Sacramento City Council. Sacramento's District 6 Special Election - The Assembly is expected to vote on emergency drought legislation Friday and Capital Public Radio Capitol Bureau...
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Arena Lawsuit - Closing arguments in the arena trial took place Wednesday. Sacramento Bee reporter Tony Bizjak was in court, and will give a recap. Asian, Latino Voters - New data says that Asian and Latino voter turnout in CA doesn't match the growing population. Mindy Romero joins Insight with her research just released by the CA Civic Engagement Project. Surviving The Silence - In the late 1980's, Colonel Pat Thompson presided over the dismissal of a fellow Army nurse, who admitted to being...
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Capitol Chat - Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler gives an update on the November ballot -- what made it in and what was left out. As the end of the legislation session nears, lawmakers are working through a number of bills. Plus, we discuss the governor's opposition to a recent CalPERS decision. SB270: Plastic Bag Ban - It's hard to believe a thin plastic film shaped into the form of a sack can cause such a stir in the halls of California's Capitol. But there's a lot at stake for people on both...
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TedX Sacramento: Bionic Pancreas - Edward Damiano, a professor of biomedical engineering, joins Insight to talk about the bionic pancreas he designed to help his son and others. He will be speaking at TEDX Sacramento Friday. Kushman By The Bottle - For this month's Kushman By The Bottle, wine expert Rick Kushman has the backstory on the cancellation of the Grape Escape. He'll also talk about the Barbera Festival. Shrem Museum Of Art Opening - UC Davis is preparing to open the new Shrem Museum...
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Political Junkie Goes West - The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Women In Politics - This three-part series explores the challenges women face as they try to break through the political glass ceiling. Kate - Sacramento...
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Political Junkie Goes West - The Political Junkie is turning his analytical gaze west. Ken Rudin, known to NPR listeners from his many years talking all things politics with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation," joins Insight host Beth Ruyak for our signature segment that puts California politics in the context of the national scene. Barry Broome - It's no question Downtown Sacramento is in the middle of a renaissance. With the arena, new hotels and street cars planned in the coming...
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